[Coco] Drivewire for dummies?

Roger Taylor operator at coco3.com
Tue Dec 22 14:10:43 EST 2009

At 09:28 AM 12/22/2009, you wrote:
>Jeremy Michea wrote:
>>Ok, I'll admit when I read the threads and posts here they're all 
>>pretty much way over my head :)
>>So basically what I want to do is play games on my coco and am 
>>trying to find the easiest cheapest solution. Disk drives are about 
>>impossible to find so I tried cocotape which works fine for some 
>>games but not others.
>>Will drivewire be that cheap easy solution to just transfer disk 
>>images or .bin files over to play the games? I tried reading the 
>>manual online at the cloud9 site and sadly, it seems too 
>>complicated for my feeble old brain to grasp. Can someone dumb it 
>>down for me and let me know if this isn't the best solution for 
>>what I'm looking to do, what is?
>>Thanks from the technically challenged :)
>Drivewire or other similar programs will require a disk controller 
>because the software is a patched Disk ROM. If you already have a 
>disk system, you could load Drivewire from disk, but if you had a 
>disk system you would not need Drivewire.
>It is kind of a Catch-22 situation as disk controllers are harder to 
>find than drives.

Not exactly true, Robert.  He said he wanted to play games on his 
CoCo using the cheapest solution.

This might be DriveWire or my CoCoNet ROM and cable, both giving 
serial based "disk drives" linked to a nearby PC.
No real controller is needed at any stage.

~ Roger Taylor

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